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SAT School Day and How Families Can Support High School Students with the SATs and PSATs

SAT School Day and How Families Can Support High School Students with the SATs and PSATs

In the midst of taking standardized tests throughout the school year, students may lose the big picture of their value. The SAT and PSAT exams, however, should be seen as gateway exams that open up more exposure and access into the college process. The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S colleges that...
School District of Philadelphia Hosts 11th Annual Back 2 School Event

School District of Philadelphia Hosts 11th Annual Back 2 School Event

Thousands of families, community members, vendors, and students joined the School District of Philadelphia for the 11th Annual Back 2 School Event on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Thousands of backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given out and over 100 vendors provided resources, information, and giveaways for all aspects of back to school needs. For the...

Help Your Child Conquer Kindergarten!

Conquering Kindergarten is tough! Children need to learn math, reading, and writing skills, as well as social and emotional skills. The School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a group of elementary school teachers to develop a section of the kindergarten report card that includes...
Tips for Students (And Families!) To Stay Engaged at the End of the School Year

Tips for Students (And Families!) To Stay Engaged at the End of the School Year

As the end of the school year rapidly comes to a close, parents and guardians know better than anyone how hectic and how many moving parts there are in a student’s life. Even as students gear up for the summer, be sure to stay mindful of ways that your student can stay engaged until the...
A Huge THANK YOU to Those Who Participated in the Multilingual Family Conference!

A Huge THANK YOU to Those Who Participated in the Multilingual Family Conference!

The FACE Office would like to extend appreciation to the community organizations, families, and volunteers who worked together to welcome over 300 families to the first-ever Multilingual Family Conference: Language, Learning, and Culture in a Different Country! Guests heard keynote speaker Dr. Lucinda Lee Katz discuss the importance of opportunities for multilingual families, saw performances...
Low Cost, High Impact Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Low Cost, High Impact Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Parent volunteers, members of the "Bethune Brigade" We know that everyone in your school is VERY busy, especially as the end of the school year nears! There are many ways to celebrate volunteers that don’t require a lot of time or money but can really go a long way to make your school’s volunteers feel...
Apply to Serve on the District Advisory Council today!

Apply to Serve on the District Advisory Council today!

The School District of Philadelphia is proud to announce the creation of a brand new program for the 2019-2020 School Year, the District Advisory Council! The DAC is an opportunity for parents, family members, and caretakers to become more knowledgeable about and provide input on District programs, policies, and materials that affect students and their families....
2017-18 School Progress Results: Now Available!

2017-18 School Progress Results: Now Available!

On January 30, The School District of Philadelphia released its 2017-2018 School Progress Report (SPR). For the third year in a row, since the School District launched its Action Plan 3.0, we are seeing steady progress citywide. Results released today show that the average Overall SPR score for citywide schools increased nine points from 33 percent...

Kindergarten Registration is Open!

- THRIVE AT FIVE - - Kindergarten Registration - “Kindergarten attendance starts children on the path to academic success,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent, The School District of Philadelphia. “Children truly thrive at five as they learn how to read and write and grow emotionally and socially.” The District is hoping to make the...
Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

We all know how important learning skills, like working and playing cooperatively with others, are for our children. This is why these skills are part of the School District of Philadelphia’s kindergarten report card. In partnership with the district, the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is creating supports for families to help...